OCTA New Music Weekly – Episode #178

Another week, another new music weekly.

New Ian Noe album is the leader of the pack on this weekly shangri-la. Other big ones are the new album from Freakons, Beau Jennings & The Tigers and Bailey Bigger. Oh yeah and the ep/single from The Reds, Pinks and Purples, which has been out for a while . Don’t know how I missed that pop beauty. Maybe I didn’t expect more greatness so soon after the album. There’s more though and this week gave us great new releases from Ex-Vöid, The Hanging Stars, Sylvia Hansel, Todd Farrell Jr (also a few weeks old, I knew about it but forgot to include it. solo acoustic versions of Benchmarks songs etc, the songs work this way as well, still love Technicolor for example), Walter Martin, Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves, Aldous Harding, Lewis McLaughlin, Kathleen Frances (this one is also a couple of weeks old EP that I missed at the time), Young Prisms, Palm Friends (EP) and U.S. Highball.

My favorite Finnish release of the week is the album from M. Beautiful renditions of songs from the sixties. We also got an album from Riitaoja and a run of singles from Joose Keskitalo and Paavoharju, Team Play, Anton Haring, Mara Balls, Janne Tapio and Vellamo.

And finally the international (should be) hits of the week. A big deal is that we have the first single from a new Chris Bathgate album that is due out in May. I’m also very fond of the new outtakes from the forthcoming albums by Katie Spencer, Erisy Watt, Thomas Dollbaum, VanWyck and Steven Lambke. Then there’s a fabulous new Craig Finn tune and double a-side power pop blast from Uni Boys. Plus Jeremy Squires, Stanhope, Reilly Downes, Caroline Spence etc. Oh yeah a new version of one of my all time favorite songs. Nothing will beat the original, but this new version of I Don’t Care to Dance by J.E. Sunde is also a beauty. And that’s again just naming a few. There’s a whole lot more that you can find below.

That it’s for this week. Like, share, follow and all the usual promotional nonsense. Appreciate everything. Love from a distance.

1. Ian Noe – Strip Job Blues 1984 (River Fools & Mountain Saints, Lock13 Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
2. Freakons – Corrie Doon (Freakons, Fluff & Gravy Records, 2022)
3. Beau Jennings & The Tigers – I Know These Guys (Heavy Light, Black Mesa Records, 2022)
4. Bailey Bigger – No Falling Out of Love (Coyote Red, Madjack Records, 2022)
5. Katie Spencer – Take Your Time (single, Lightship Records, 2022)
6. Erisy Watt – Nowhere Fast (single, American Standard Time Records, 2022)
7. Thomas Dollbaum – All Is Well (single, Big Legal Mess Records, 2022)
8. Craig Finn – Messing with the Settings (single, Positive Jams Records / Thirty Tigers, 2022)
9. VanWyck – Pond Floor Dwellers (single, Excelsior Recordins, 2022)
10. Chris Bathgate – Bruises (single, Quite Scientific, 2022)
11. Steven Lambke – Sea Level (single, You’ve Changed Records, 2022)
12. The Reds, Pinks and Purples – Slow Torture of an Hourly Wage (Slow Torture of an Hourly Wage EP, Burundi Cloud, 2022)
13. Stephen’s Shore – Carefree Thyme (single, Meritorio Records, 2022)
14. Ex-Vöid – Weekend (Bigger Than Before, Don Giovanni Records, 2022)
15. Uni Boys – Hypocrite (single, Curation Records, 2022)
16. The Hanging Stars – I Don’t Want to Feel so Bad Anymore (Hollow Heart, Loose Music, 2022)
17. Todd Farrell Jr. – Technicolor (Birds on the Benches, 2022)
18. Reilly Downes – Spent (single, 2022)
19. Sylvia Hansel – Oh, Davy (Moselle Hillbillie, Acoustic Kitty, 2022)
20. Allison de Groot & Tatiana Hargreaves – The Road That’s Walked by Fools (Hurricane Clarise, Free Dirt Records, 2022)
21. Walter Martin – New Green (The Bear, 2022)
22. Stanhope – Angry at Strangers (single, 2022)
23. Jeremy Squires – Drift (single, Blackbird Record Label, 2022)
24. Caroline Spence – The Gift (single, Rounder Records, 2022)
25. Jacksonport – The Bells of Virgin Mary (single, Tularosa Records, 2022)
26. Joose Keskitalo and Paavoharju – The Golden Apple (single, Helmi Levyt, 2022)
27. Team Play – Keep Me in the Dark (single, Soliti, 2022)
28. Janne Tapio – Hengen haarniska (single, Iso Pinkki, 2022)
29. Riitaoja – Vain silmät liikkuu (Maan alla ei tuule, Stupido Records, 2022)
30. Mara Balls – Lähdetkö kanssani tanssimaan? (single, Stupido Records, 2022)
31. Anton Haring – Ainoa tapa (single, Haring Panic Records, 2022)
32. Vellamo – Primrose Hill (single, 2022)
33. M – Valoa ikkunassa (Lauluja 60-luvulta, Solina Records, 2022)
34. J.E. Sunde feat Dory Bavarsky and Monica Martin – I Don’t Care to Dance, Vietnam, 2022)
35. Aldous Harding – Staring at the Henry Moore (Warm Chris, 4AD, 2022)
36. Robert Leslie – My Bananamoon (single, 2022)
37. Clara Mann – I Didn’t Know You Were Leaving Today (single, Sad Club Records, 2022)
38. Kathleen Frances – Shout Love (Through the Blue EP, 2022)
39. Hanna Haas – Whispering Back (single, 2022)
40. Lewis McLaughlin – You Tell Me (Feel the Ground You Walk Upon, Monohands Records, 2022)
41. Max Garcia Conover & The Ballroom Thieves – Mud (single, Son Canciones, 2022)
42. Mapache – They Don’t Know at the Beach (single, Innovative Leisure, 2022)
43. Caitlin Anne Webster – Shadow (single, 2022)
44. Vaden Landers – We’re Not to Made Love (single, Hill House Records, 2022)
45. Joshua Hedley – River in the Rain (single, New West Records, 2022)
46. David Quinn – Country Fresh (single, Down Home Records / Soundly, 2022)
47. Bryon White – The Punxsutawney Rambler (single, 2022)
48. Dylan Lancaster – Son of Someone (single, 2022)
49. Miko Marks – Feels Like Going Home (single, Redtone Records, 2022)
50. Michaela Anne – I’m Only Human (single, Yep Roc, 2022)
51. The Inflorescence – Tomorrow Night (single, Kill Rock Stars, 2022)
52. Francis Alban Blake – Blisters (single, King Forward Records, 2022)
53. The Explorers Club feat Chris Price – I’ve Been Lonely Too Long (single, Goldstar Recordings, 2022)
54. The Lickerish Quartet – Fortunately (single, Lojinx, 2022)
55. Crystal Eyes – Like a Movie (single, Bobo Integral, 2022)
56. Crystal Canyon – Hindsight (single, Repeating Cloud, 2022)
57. Young Prisms – Around (Drifter, Fire Talk, 2022)
58. Palm Friends – Hidden Perks (The Delivery EP, Forged Artifacts, 2022)
59. U.S. Highball – Double Dare (A Parkhead Cross of the Mind, Bingo Records / Lame-O Records, 2022)
60. Nathan Ma – She’s Wild (single, 2022)
61. Yves Jarvis – Bootstrap Jubilee (single, Anti, 2022)
62. Club 8 – Late In Life (single, Golden Islands, 2022)
63. Jacob Miller – Before Things Changed (Around My Head, 2022)
64. Jerry Leger – Wait a Little Longer (Nothing Pressing, Latent Recordings, 2022)
65. Sur-rur – Tuulessa heiluva lanka (Entisyydestämmekinköhän, If Society / Joteskii Groteskii, 2022)

Spotify Playlist

Tidal Playlist

Playlist Archive on Spotify

Playlist Archive on Tidal

Oh and do buy the vinyl/cd/download. Spotify and other streaming services are perfect for these introductory purposes, but try to buy at least the music that matter the most to you

I’ll make the playlist on Spotify and then transfer it to Tidal. This means a few tracks might be missing from the Tidal version, if they are not available on that platform. Usually it’s 1-3 tracks that are not on Tidal. There’s a bunch of older episodes on my Spotify profile, if you miss an episode or want to revisit.

If you are looking this after a week has gone, the embedded Spotify will show the latest playlist. I’ll just update the same playlist because if someone wants to follow it, they can just follow that one list and will get a new set of songs each weekend.

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